Monthly Archives: June 2011

Oakland Marriott City Center, A Jazzy Kind Of Place

We’ve spent nights at the Oakland Marriott in the past, so I didn’t give a thought to my usual inspection and scrutiny of the hotel’s website for last weekend’s getaway, like I always do when we’re booking a hotel for a trip.  I usually like to look at photos of … Continue reading

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Square Roots On a Friday Night

We started last weekend’s adventure Friday night, when my husband picked up our grandson to spend the night at our house, so we could get an early start on Saturday morning.  We were heading in to Oakland for our hotel stay, and San Francisco for our … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Refreshing

The Ferry Building in San Francisco provided a refreshing break for us during one of those rare sunny and warm weekends in the City. We had our soon to be eight year old grandson for his first overnight hotel stay … Continue reading

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The Repairman Cometh

In yesterday’s post I spoke of our AC giving up the ghost, and a day of manipulating fans and shutters to deal with the sun and heat. The repairman arrived around 7 P.M. yesterday evening dressed in sparkling white trousers … Continue reading

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Indoor Heat Wave

The last couple of days have been in the 100+ range. Central air is such a lovely invention….until it stops working. Yesterday late in the afternoon it was getting overly cold in the house and I bumped the temp up … Continue reading

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Lunch With Sinatra

I was out on my daily walk a couple of weeks ago in the neighborhood at lunch time, and happened upon a house with a For Rent sign on the front lawn. I love looking at empty houses and always wonder who … Continue reading

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A Postcard From Paris

It was a good day today, even though it was Monday; was thinking about posting a little something about Frank. Frank Sinatra. But then I went out for a walk up to our little community center to get our mail. I almost … Continue reading

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Happy Father’s Day, After All These Years

My father was a journalist, and his father before him. I am late in coming in to their world of writing. A world that he channeled me away from to a career that, was what I thought at the time, a … Continue reading

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Orange County, Laguna Beach

Here we go again. Our last day in Orange County. We are heading south on the Pacific Coast Highway towards Laguna Beach today. We drive past Crystal Cove State Park with the first really good vista of the ocean laid out in … Continue reading

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Orange County, Huntington Beach

Heading down the Pacific Coast Highway. The decision for today’s outing is Huntington Beach. This is all just so crazy glorious. When we lived here several years ago we knew we had a good thing going on, but we worked, and … Continue reading

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